Chewy Chocolate Flapjacks (Oat Bars)

These oat bars are so delicious and more-ish!! These chocolate-covered and honey-sweetened flapjacks are  quick and easy to make, too! Gluten-free.

These oat bars are so delicious and more-ish!! These chocolate-covered and honey-sweetened flapjacks are  quick and easy to make, too! Gluten-free.

When we went to England last November, we enjoyed so many yummy food that we don’t often get here in the US. That included delicious British sausages, Christmas pudding, clotted cream or simply any food from Marks and Spencers! We enjoyed lots of Victoria sandwich cakes, scones, shortbread and certainly some yummy chewy flapjacks. Thankfully, flapjacks are easy to make and the ingredients are readily available anywhere in the world unless you don’t have oats where you are! In the Philippines we can buy oats so I guess, if our little country has it, I can imagine it is pretty easy to find anywhere else.

These oat bars are so delicious and more-ish!! These chocolate-covered and honey-sweetened flapjacks are  quick and easy to make, too! Gluten-free.

So I decided to make flapjacks yesterday. I wanted to make something quick and easy for our ladies’ book study as I didn’t have enough time to bake a cake or anything elaborate. Also, I needed extra time to review the book we were studying and that left me little time to bake. Now, originally, I didn’t intend to add chocolate to the mix but make it plain and perhaps add a few nuts and dried fruits instead but when I realized that I had some extra chocolate chips in the cupboard, I decided to go the chocolate route. After all, you can never go wrong with chocolate, right?

These oat bars are so delicious and more-ish!! These chocolate-covered and honey-sweetened flapjacks are  quick and easy to make, too! Gluten-free.

Now, somebody was really happy that I added chocolate in these bars. I didn’t think it would work out so good and beautifully but I am glad it did. Hubby, who is English and who I thought would be appalled at the unusual looking flapjacks I offered to him to eat, totally loved it and had quite a few bars. Even my little boy who usually hates coconut (yes, I snuck in some coconut flakes in there as I love adding coconuts on anything!!!) didn’t care that traces of coconut were present and simply gobbled them up as he really enjoyed them, too. Yay!!

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Chocolate Flapjacks

By: Manila Spoon
Published: 01/31/2017

Chocolate Flapjacks

These are so delicious and more-ish!! These chocolate-covered and honey-sweetened flapjacks (oat bars) are quick and easy to make, too! Gluten-free.


  • 1 stick (1/2 cup) unsalted Butter
  • 1/4 cup brown Sugar
  • 1/4 cup Honey
  • 1 1/2 cups rolled Oats
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened flaked dried Coconut
  • 1 cup dark or semi-sweetened Chocolate Chips


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F (180 C). Butter then line an 8 x 8 square baking dish with parchment paper.
  2. Mix the butter, sugar, honey in a pan and heat gently until the butter is melted. Mix the melted butter with the oats and flaked coconut in a bowl. Stir in the chocolate and mix until everything is covered with chocolate. Transfer the mixture into the prepared dish spreading it evenly.
  3. Bake the flapjacks for 25 minutes. Remove from the oven and let it cool in the pan for at least 30 minutes before cutting into bars. Let cool completely then enjoy immediately or transfer to an air tight container to serve later.

Yield: 16 Bars
Prep Time: 00 hrs. 10 mins.
Cook time: 00 hrs. 20 mins.
Total time: 30 mins.
Tags: Chocolate, Flapjacks, British, English, Snacks, Sweets, Desserts, Gluten-free, Recipes, Easy

These oat bars are so delicious and more-ish!! These chocolate-covered and honey-sweetened flapjacks are  quick and easy to make, too! Gluten-free.



  1. February 3, 2017 / 2:44 am

    I absolutely love flapjacks!! I was telling my fiance about flapjacks, and he has never heard of them! This needs to change! I think I'll be makings some this weekend!

    • February 4, 2017 / 7:34 pm

      I hope you both enjoy these! Thanks Cathleen!

  2. February 3, 2017 / 1:05 pm

    I've always heard 'flapjacks' as another name for pancakes! (Thick American pancakes, not the thin crepe-style ones in Europe). Actually we had a pancake place here called Flapjacks for awhile. It's funny how names get carried over to different things! These oat bars look DELICIOUS!

    • February 4, 2017 / 7:37 pm

      In the UK flapjacks are oat bars but I love that it's considered pancakes in the US. I think they're delicious either way! 🙂

  3. February 3, 2017 / 4:38 pm

    You're right!! Everything is better with chocolate. These look so good and I love the coconut in these. Gluten free is a plus also. Yummm!

    • February 4, 2017 / 7:41 pm

      We are lessening our gluten intake so I love trying out new gluten-free recipes. Thanks!

  4. February 3, 2017 / 6:09 pm

    Wow – these look delicious! I have everything in my pantry right now to make them. I love the combination of oats and coconut together. They look super gooey. I love that!

    • February 4, 2017 / 7:44 pm

      I certainly hope you enjoy them when you get the chance to try them! Thanks!

  5. February 3, 2017 / 6:48 pm

    I love learning about and trying sweets from around the world. One of the best parts of travel, I think, is coming home with recipes that will remind you of your trip every time you prepare and eat them! These flapjacks look yummy. No wonder your husband and son enjoyed them! Interesting that in the US, flapjacks are pancakes!

    • February 4, 2017 / 7:48 pm

      That's why we truly enjoying traveling as it gives us the chance to try different world cuisine. Thanks Wendy!

  6. February 3, 2017 / 7:52 pm

    I thought this recipe was about pancakes but was delighted to see the chocolate bars. Wow, they look delicious and the fact that they are quick and easy to make as well as gluten-free is a bonus! Thanks so much for sharing!

    • February 4, 2017 / 7:51 pm

      I hope you enjoy this Sharon! Thanks!

  7. February 3, 2017 / 8:15 pm

    Flapjacks I believe is a term I heard on old Westerns although I think the name is cute. The oat bars look wonderfully tasty and moist. I do love coconut and I like using it as well as coconut oil. Great recipe.

  8. February 3, 2017 / 10:34 pm

    This is a flapjack if I have ever seen one!! Also, it's quick easy your pictures are very pleasing to the eye!! Great recipe

  9. February 4, 2017 / 3:26 pm

    This flapjacks look super delicious! I love that these are made with healthy ingredients and without refined sugar. Perfect for quick breakfast or office snack. Saving to make and sharing 😉

  10. February 4, 2017 / 9:10 pm

    Ooh these sound delicious! I also always feel inspired after visiting the UK and, like you, try to recreate dishes at home. I've actually never tried to make flapjacks at home yet, but now you have inspired me to do so 🙂

  11. February 4, 2017 / 10:08 pm

    Ok..these sound totally addictive. Oats, chocolate and coconut…what else do you need? I would eat these for breakfast, no problem!!

  12. February 4, 2017 / 11:17 pm

    I definitely agree that anything is better with chocolate! These look like the perfect afternoon snack!

  13. February 6, 2017 / 1:07 am

    These cherry chocolate flapjacks are delicious and perfect for valentine treat. I am going to try it as it has my favorite ingredients, oats, chocolate and coconut great bars too good for breakfast.

  14. February 6, 2017 / 3:47 am

    Chocolate oat bars are my favourite. I recently started adding quinoa to mine for a little extra protein but this one sounds amazing as is!

  15. February 6, 2017 / 4:34 am

    These sound so good, and like a great treat. I love that they are gluten free and healthier! Thanks for the great recipe!

  16. February 6, 2017 / 4:37 am

    I have been bookmarking flapjack recipes for a while but never got around making some. The chocolate flapjack definitely wins the game and I have all the ingredients in my pantry now. Love the addition of coconut in the recipe.

  17. February 6, 2017 / 6:20 am

    Yes, I love flapjacks as oat bars! Definitely not pancakes, like people use the terms here. 🙂 These look delicious – a little bit of chocolate makes everything better!

  18. February 6, 2017 / 3:54 pm

    Looks like the gang is all here! Chocolate, oats and coconut!! My kids (and I) would love these. Have to try them as the perfect afternoon snack!

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